Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake

September 30th, 2007 | Category: Cakes, Fruit


It is 8:00 pm on a Sunday night and you have no clue as to how the weekend passed by so quickly. You have merely 3-4 hours left and you suddenly recognize tomorrow is Monday. It is a work day. Unless you are David Lebovitz and you plan on touring the chocolate shops in Paris and having coffee and madeleines with Dorie, there is a slim chance that ...

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Cafe Fernando Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cafe Fernando Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 24th, 2007 | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


Cafe Fernando received its first mention in the press last Friday. It is a short interview that appeared in Hürriyet (one of the highest circulated national newspapers in Turkey). After the interview, I received tons of emails and comments to my blog. Thanks to Hürriyet, I've gained lots of new readers... So, how does a food blogger say "Thank you"?

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What to do with leftover Brioche 2

What to do with leftover Brioche 2

September 13th, 2007 | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


You baked it. Then you cut it into small rectangles, toasted it and turned it into a delicious dessert. What's next? You cut it into slices, place them in a toaster and then top it with your favorite ingredients. I spread Nutella on anything edible, so it was a no brainer. Sprinkle of pistachios adds both color and extra flavor. Then some homemade sour cherry jam. Simple and delicious. ...

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Brioche Pudding – What to do with Leftover Brioche

Brioche Pudding – What to do with Leftover Brioche

September 11th, 2007 | Category: Bread, Puddings and Custards


Unfortunately, brioche doesn't keep soft and fresh for a long time and it is likely that you will have some left for the next day. So, how can you turn the rest of this buttery bread into a delicious dessert? This brioche pudding recipe comes to rescue. It is from one of my favorite cookbooks: Kate Zuckerman's "The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle".

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My first Brioche

My first Brioche

September 07th, 2007 | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


Whenever I decide to go on a diet, something comes along and makes it impossible to carry on. Last week, it was my first brioche experiment to blame. I don't usually crave bread, so I thought I was safe. Well, so much for that diet. As soon as I smelled the yeast in the kitchen, I knew I was in trouble. How could I ever think that ...

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